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Windows 7: Group Policy? What on earth is it and why do admins limit us!?

16 Nov 2010   #1
dalep

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Group Policy? What on earth is it and why do admins limit us!?

Well.......The title seys it all

please tell me!


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16 Nov 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is what it says: that allows an admin to set the general rules for a group of users as defined by the policies of the company. For the specifics you have to ask your admin because they are different from company to company.
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16 Nov 2010   #3
dalep

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
oops

Er... one problem, the computer i'm using is not part of any business.
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16 Nov 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That's good. Then you can manage it yourself: Local Group Policy Editor - Open
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16 Nov 2010   #5
dalep

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Huh?

i can't, i'm not the administrator, My dad is!
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16 Nov 2010   #6
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well.. that is certianly another good use for group policy.
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16 Nov 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Then you have to ask your dad what he had in mind. I am sure he had a reason to make the settings as they are.
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16 Nov 2010   #8
dalep

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Fair enough

Yeah I supose you're right. OK Thank you very much. RESPECT TO ALL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS!!
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16 Nov 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is painful to grow up, isn't it. I do not remember from myself (too long ago) but my grandchildren are always complaining too.
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17 Nov 2010   #10
darkdisturbed

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I think the fact is that maybe your dad has restricted you so you dont' wreck the computer. LOL I did that with my older brother and my dad when they used mine. As they were always playing around with settings in the control panel and breaking a few features in Windows (which required how many times worth of XP repairs at the time).

Bottom line is dont' fret. What group policies did he enable? I would be curious. I took away my bro's ability to be able to change settings in Internet Explorer, Control Panel but nothing like the start menu or desktop restrictions. Don't see the point in restricting their ability to change those sorts of settings. I'm thinking your dad set it up so that you don't mess around with the big settings.

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